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by hummingbirdstones
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Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

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by victor1941
Dec 9, 2022 23:02:29 GMT -5
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by brybry
Dec 9, 2022 23:33:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 5 Viewing

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11,869 160,034 My First Attempt At Malachite
by jasoninsd
Dec 9, 2022 23:08:12 GMT -5
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5,049 64,193 Four Wraps For Brybry!
by jasoninsd
Dec 9, 2022 16:31:27 GMT -5
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by khara
Dec 9, 2022 21:16:14 GMT -5
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361 5,047 Dremel or Drill Press for Drilling Holes
by Pat
Dec 4, 2022 19:07:39 GMT -5
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1,670 25,202 Thickness of cell phone with case - UPDATE / Result
by liveoak
Dec 9, 2022 17:51:42 GMT -5
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by vance71975
Dec 7, 2022 12:51:30 GMT -5
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by Rockoonz
Dec 5, 2022 13:23:52 GMT -5

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736 5,555 Utah Minerals
by 1dave
Dec 6, 2022 12:18:45 GMT -5
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All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

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13,714 149,680 Ohio Flint Nethers Farm?
by hummingbirdstones
Dec 9, 2022 22:53:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 7 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,338 65,567 14" FranTom Slab saw
by Rockoonz
Dec 10, 2022 0:59:53 GMT -5
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2,165 26,215 DIY tumbler question.
by vance71975
Dec 10, 2022 0:46:29 GMT -5
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Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,575 44,425 Saturday Pet Wood!
by herb
Dec 9, 2022 16:56:16 GMT -5
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Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,197 13,236 I licked a rock, and I liked it
by rmf
Dec 9, 2022 15:34:55 GMT -5
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Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,225 27,020 Poop, Wood, or Bone?
by jasoninsd
Dec 9, 2022 23:15:22 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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Nov 29, 2022 8:05:27 GMT -5
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801 28,071 *~ NOW OPEN ~* Cab Contest, Dec 2022 Theme: Circles, Winter
by MsAli
Dec 9, 2022 17:32:14 GMT -5
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2,910 34,572 Helpful Wisconsin Rockhounding Maps
by fernwood
Dec 9, 2022 19:49:52 GMT -5
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1,379 11,565 Latest order from Blairrock
by khara
Dec 6, 2022 19:34:01 GMT -5
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3,652 31,314 Benefit Auction For Stonemon #2 - Montana/Bot/Velvet Wraps
by jasoninsd
Dec 9, 2022 23:00:59 GMT -5
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Lumberlegs: Ever feel like you rub everyone the wrong way...no schist Dec 8, 2022 20:21:15 GMT -5
mohs: O hell Chad.... it weird world...mostly Dec 8, 2022 21:41:06 GMT -5
Lumberlegs: Even Mr. Dung Bug rolls it up hill Dec 8, 2022 22:33:07 GMT -5
Lumberlegs: All schist Dec 8, 2022 22:33:30 GMT -5
mohs: some of its gneiss (sunshine) Dec 8, 2022 22:38:33 GMT -5
mohs: butte I agree... the schist rolls down hill (rofl) seen it on lot of jobs ,,, Dec 8, 2022 22:41:59 GMT -5
Lumberlegs: Nah you're right, good outweighs the bad. I've had more jobs than average Joe, something over 30 now if I've calculated right O_o Dec 8, 2022 23:18:31 GMT -5
mohs: well your on track to beat my record 87 ,,, what a long strange trip its been,,,mohs Dec 9, 2022 9:49:28 GMT -5
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